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Wayne Gerken - Pinal County Town Hall Youth of the Year Scholarship

The Wayne Gerken Pinal County Town Hall Youth of the Year Scholarship exists to memorialize Wayne Gerken who developed and led the Pinal County Town Hall for twenty years. The purpose of the Scholarship is to provide encouragement and financial assistance to deserving high school juniors and seniors who demonstrate exemplary leadership qualities and a personal interest in improving the quality of life in Pinal County.

High school juniors and seniors attending Pinal County Town Hall may apply for one or more scholarships each year they attend. A subcommittee of the Pinal County Town Hall Advisory Committee evaluates student applications. During Town Hall, interested juniors and seniors attend a round table discussion. Members of the Youth Subcommittee listen to the youth discuss Town Hall issues, and based upon established-criteria, select the Youth of the Year. Scholarships are awarded at the close of Town Hall.

The Pinal County Town Hall is a non-profit corporation under the State of Arizona.